Obituaries
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[ADAMS, WILLIAM L.]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, February 7, 1938, [p. 1]
William Adams, 90, Of Near Parnell, Dies
William Adams, 90 years of age, a Parnell resident for thirty-seven years, died at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice Mitchell east of Parnell. He was Parnell’s oldest resident.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church in Parnell, conducted by Rev. C. C. Pritchard. Burial will be in the Parnell cemetery.

A native of Franklin County, Va.. Mr. Adams was married there and moved with his family to Parnell about 1900. The family lived on a farm east of Parnell until about fifteen years ago when they moved into Parnell. Since Mrs. Adams’ death, which occurred in July of 1930, Mr. Adams had been making his home with his children.

The five children surviving are Mrs. Mitchell and Ballard Adams of Parnell; Samuel R. Adams, Kansas City; Steele Adams, Des Moines, and Mrs. Maude Chaney, Norwood, Mo. There are also twenty grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

 

[ADKINS, CHARLES HOWARD, GLASS, FAYE ELLSWORTH, GLASS, JUNE ELLA ANDERSON, GLASS, FRANK EMERY, GLASS, MARY GERTRUDE, GLASS NEVA JUNE, GLASS, ROY DEE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, December 21, 1929, [p. 1]

Entire Family Killed When Train Hits Truck On 71 Near Clarinda

Six of Fay E. Glass Family and Charles Adkins Die in Crash

Had Lived in County  Family Formerly Resided Near Hopkins---Were Returning from Christmas Shopping Trip

The joyful spirit of Christmas suddenly was turned to deepest grief for the Glass and Adkins families of Nodaway county and Page County, Ia., about 7:30 o’clock last night when seven persons riding in a truck were killed when a Burlington railway train crashed into the truck at Clarinda, Ia.

Seven persons, six of them members of the Fay E. Glass family of College Springs, Ia., just over the Missouri-Iowa line north of Elmo, who formerly lived near Hopkins and Charles Adkins, age 23, of College Springs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adkins, who live three miles south of Elmo, were killed outright. The members of the party were riding in the Glass truck, some of them huddled in blankets back of the cab. The truck was struck by the Burlington railway gas-electric coach on the tracks, which cross federal highway No. 71 on the south edge of Clarinda. The glass doors of the cab of the truck were frosted and obscured view of the track.

Family Killed Instantly

Glass, age 37, his wife, June, 35, their four children, Frank, 13, Dee. 9, Mary 6, and Neva 4, and Adkins were killed instantly by the Burlington train No. 49, eastbound. The bodies were identified by Clarinda merchants with whom the families had traded during the day. Identification was by means of letters.

John Anderson, of Hopkins, the father of Mrs. Glass, was notified by James Thompson, gas station attendant, and went immediately to Clarinda. Thompson formerly had worked for the Sam Robbins family near Hopkins and knew Anderson and Glass. The Glass family lived at Hopkins about three years ago.

Thomas Adkins and his son, Almond, went to Clarinda last night when informed of the accident.

Arrangements for the funral services had not been completed this morning.

Had Been Shopping

The accident closed in tragedy a happy afternoon of Christmas shopping which the family had spent here. They had come to Clarinda about 3 o’clock and after making their purchases had met Adkins who was returning home to spend Christmas with his wife and two children after shucking corn for some time in Lamoni County, near Sioux City. Glass, a truck driver, had his Chevrolet truck loaded with Christmas purchases and was starting home, driving south on the highway.

Although the crossing is on flat ground and the view is unobstructed, he apparently did not see the train. After coming from the south, the track, part of a branch from Corning, Mo., to Clarinda, swings almost directly east across the highway. Lights of trains strike the crossing only for a short distance.

Truck Hit in Center

The truck was struck squarely in the center, and its shattered wreckage was strewn along the track for 600 feet before the train was stopped. The bodies of Glass and Adkins were hurled to the ground about fifty feet from the crossing. Those of the other five persons fell from the train at various points between there and where the engine stopped. The bodies of the children were so mutilated as to make identification of each impossible.

The train, consisting of a small gas-electric locomotive and one coach, was due in Clarinda at 7:30 o’clock and was a few minutes late. Floyd Bradley, engineer; Lew Strans, conductor, and N. H. Spann, brakeman, all of Clarinda, said the train was traveling about thirty-five miles an hour. The engineer did not see the truck until too late to slacken speed before the crash, he said.

Frost on Cab Windows

The truck had a cab and it is believed frost on the windows and windshield may have prevented Glass from seeing the train. It was believed Mrs. Glass and one of the younger children were riding in the cab, with the others wrapped in blankets in the rear.

James Thompson, who operates a filling station just north of the crossing, had left his station a few minutes before the accident, and saw the truck pass as he was walking to his home a short distance north on the highway. He said it was traveling fairly fast.

First Crash at Crossing

The bodies were taken to the undertaking morgue at Clarinda. It is not likely that an inquest will be held. Sheriff William McClelland said the crossing, which is just inside the city limits, is not considered dangerous as no buildings or other obstructions on the west prevent a clear view. Old residents say this is the first accident at the crossing. There is no warning bell at the crossing.

The Glass family had lived in College Springs, twelve miles southwest of here, since September, moving there from Coin, where they had lived two years. Mrs. Glass’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, live at Hopkins, Mo.  Where relatives of Mr. Glass live is not known, but it is believe his father is in Wyoming.

Charles H. Adkins was married four years ago to Miss Mildred Bussard of College Springs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bussard, College Springs. They have two children, Charles Curtis, nearly 1 year old and Marilyn, age 2. After their marriage they lived for a time on a farm near Elmo, but later moved to their home at College Springs. Three brothers and three sisters also survive, Ted of Shambaugh, Ia., Earl at home, and Almond of north of Elmo, Mrs. Jesse Murren, Burlington Junction, Mrs. Jack Davis, Elmo, and Mrs. Walter Dreads, Burlington Junction.

 

[ADKINS, CHARLES HOWARD, GLASS, FAYE ELLSWORTH, GLASS, JUNE ELLA ANDERSON, GLASS, FRANK EMERY, GLASS, MARY GERTRUDE, GLASS NEVA JUNE, GLASS, ROY DEE]Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, December 23, 1929, [p. 1]

Hold Funeral For Victims of Crash Ceremonies for Seven Killed at Clarinda Friday Held Today

Funeral services for the seven victims of the train-truck accident at Clarinda, Ia., Friday night, were held this afternoon.

The six bodies of members of the F. [aye] E. Glass family of College Springs, Ia. were taken to Hopkins yesterday and the funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon at the Hopkins Christian church, conducted by the Rev. B. H. Harmon, Pastor. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Glass’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, live at Hopkins.

The services for Charles Adkins, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adkins, lived near Elmo, were held today at College Springs, Mr. Adkins’ home. The services were conducted this afternoon at the Methodist church by the Rev. Ray Marriott and burial was in Maple Grove cemetery.

The father of Mr. Glass, who lives near Sheridan, Wyo., was expected to arrive at Hopkins last night.

The members of the Glass family, who were killed when the Burlington gas-electric coach crashed into the Glass truck, were Mr. and Mrs. Glass and their four children, Frank, Dee, Mary and Neva, ranging from 4 to 13 years of age.

 

[ANDERSON, JOHN EMERY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, April 26, 1941, [p. 1]
John E. Anderson Dies; Rites at Hopkins Sunday
John Emery Anderson, 73 years of age, of Hopkins, died at 4:39 o’clock this morning at the St. Francis hospital, following an illness of several days of pneumonia.

He was born June 21, 1867, at Mills City, Ia., and was married February 19, 1890, to Miss Lavinna Warren. He had been a resident of the Hopkins community for a number of years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Blake, New Market; three brothers, Edwin Hugh Anderson, Hubbard, Ore.; Hugh Anderson, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Harry W. Anderson, Silver City, Ia.; two grandchildren, Merle Robert and Anderson Lee Blake, and seven nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Christian church in Hopkins. Rev. E. C. Gates, the Baptist minister of Hopkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[ANDREWS, EPHRAM ALLEN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, December 22, 1951, [p. 1]
Ephram A. Andrews Dies At Mason City Hospital
Ephram Allen Andrews, born July 6, 1869 near Braddyville, Ia., died this morning in a Mason City, Ia., hospital. He was a retired barber and had been making his home for some time with a daughter in Clear Lake, Ia., and had suffered a broken hip in a fall a few days ago. Besides the daughter of Clear Lake, he is survived by two brothers, Frank Andrews, Hopkins, and S. E. Andrews, Long Beach, Calif.

The body is at the Swanson funeral home, Hopkins where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[BAINUM, WILLIAM MARTIN]
Maryville Daily Forum, June 19, 1997
W. MARTIN BAINUM - W. [illiam] Martin Bainum, 75, Sheridan, Mo., died Wednesday, June 18,1997, at his home in Sheridan.

Born April 22, 1922, in Sheridan to Glee and Essie Bainum. He married Clorine Ellouise Mitchell Jan. 4,1944, in Troy Kan.

He was a farmer.

Mr. Bainum served in the Army Air Force during World War II from 1942-1945.

Mr. Bainum was a member of the Sheridan Christian Church and was an elder since 1946. He was a member of the Sheridan Lions Club, the American Legion Post 515 and had been chaplain since 1964.

He was preceded in death by his parents Glee and Essie Bainum.

He is survived by his wife Clorine of the home; one son, Michael M. Bainum, Redding, Iowa; one daughter, Charlotte A. Knight, Grant City, Mo.; one brother, John Bainum, Sheridan; one sister, Delia L. Sherer, Grant City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m, Saturday, June 21, 1997,at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, Mo.

Visitation will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 20, 1997, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. There will be open visitation after 8 a.m., Thursday, June 19,1997.

Burial will be at Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan.

 

[BRAND, JOHN MELVIN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, January 19, 1976, p. 4
John Brand – John Brand, 78-year-old retired Hopkins farmer, died Saturday night at St. Francis Hospital, where he had been a patient 11 days.

He was born June 10, 1897, near Blanchard, Iowa, the son of the late Frank and Ella McFarland Brand.

Survivors are two brothers, Leslie Brand, Burlington, Jct., and Wayne Brand, Hopkins; three nephews, Harlan Brand, Shenandoah, Iowa; Richard Brand, Hopkins, and Robert Brand, Ravenwood, and two nieces, Mrs. Doris Campbell, Duncansville, Pa., and Mrs. Helen Abbey, Longmont, Colo.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Hopkins First Christian Church, with the Rev. Fred Paxton officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[BROWN, ETHEL SARGENT]
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, September 26, 1962, [p. 1]
Funeral Rites Held Today for Mrs. Brown
Funeral rites were held this afternoon at the Tarkio Methodist Church for Mrs. Ethel Brown, 78, who died Sunday night at a hospital at Fairfax. Burial was at Tarkio.

Mrs. Brown, the former Ethel Sargent, was born at Hopkins, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Sargent. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Clara Wilson, Maryville, who attended the rites.

 

[BROWN, NELLIE E. FRAYNE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, April 8, 1931, [p. 1]

Mrs. Ed Brown, Hopkins, Dies---Funeral Tomorrow

Mrs. Ed Brown of Hopkins died yesterday afternoon at 12:25 o’clock at the Missouri Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph. Mrs. Brown, who was 65 years old, had lived in Hopkins for 42 years. She was born in Palmyra, Wis. A year after her marriage, on Dec. 24, 1888, she and Mr. Brown moved to Hopkins.

Mr. Brown died about three years ago. Mrs. Brown is survived by a brother, W. F. Frayne of Los Angeles, Calif., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. C. Lertsch of Columbus, Wis. Mrs. Lertsch is in Hopkins at the present time.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Christian church in Hopkins. The Rev. B. H. Harmon will be in charge. Burial will be made in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[BROWNING, REBECCA E BOYER]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 7, 1946, p. 3
Browning Rites Are Set
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Willis Browning at the Hopkins Methodist church. Mrs. Browning died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willis Parent, Clearfield, Ia. Mrs. Browning had been ill for some time and recently had been taken to the home of her daughter for a visit.

She is survived by her husband, Willis Browning of Hopkins, and four daughters, Mrs. Parent, Mrs. Oliver Lewis and Mrs. W. Kysar, Hopkins, and Mrs. Melvin Bell, Kansas City.

 

[BROWNING, WILLIS RILEY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, February 15, 1975, p. 5
Willis Riley Browning – Willis Riley Browning, 99, died at 6 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient the past two weeks.

Prior to his residency at Parkdale Manor the past three years, he lived at Hopkins. He was born Dec. 8, 1875 at Santa Rosa, Mo., the son of the late Braxton and Elizabeth Crowder Browning. He was married March 19, 1897 at Pattonsburg to Rebecca E. Boyer who preceded him in death. Browning was a retired farmer, mail carrier, blacksmith and rancher and belonged to the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Paxton and the Rev. Richard Gressman officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Iva Mae Lewis, Hopkins; Mrs. Melvin Bell, Wichita, Kans.; and Mrs. Myrle Kysar, Branson; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

The body is at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[BURCH, ALBERT MARION]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, December 18, 1929, [p. 1]

Albert Burch Dies at Age of 84 Today

Hopkins Man Had Been Resident of Nodaway County Sixty-Five Years—Funeral Tomorrow.

Albert Burch, age 84, an unmarried man, died at 1 o’clock this morning at his home in Hopkins. Infirmities of old age caused his death. Mr. Burch had been a resident of Nodaway County sixty-five years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the M. E. church of Hopkins. The Masonic lodge of Hopkins, of which Mr. Burch was a member, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be at Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Burch was born in 1845 in Indiana, and came to this county at the age of 19.

 

[COLEMAN, EDWARD ESTES]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, November 22, 1954, p. 2
Ed Coleman Dies In Shambaugh Saturday
Ed Coleman, 76, resident of the Pickering and Hopkins communities practically his entire life, died at 11:55 o’clock Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Harnagel, near Shambaugh, where he had been living since he suffered a stroke two and one-half years ago.

Mr. Coleman was born March 3, 1878, near Pickering. His survivors include two sons, Carl Coleman, Kansas City; Kermit, Council Bluffs, Ia.; four daughters, Mrs. Paul Lewis, Grove, Okla.; Mrs. Curt Nicholson, Hopkins; Mrs. Glen Heffner, Los Angeles; and the daughter living in Shambaugh; two brothers, Walter (Bunch) Coleman and Lewis Coleman, both of Hopkins; and six sisters, Mrs. Mayme Dowling, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Chloe Schrivener, Mrs. Maud Sweeney, Mrs. Bertha Church, and Mrs. Helen Solamon, all of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Floyd Swaim, Hopkins; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church, Hopkins, conducted by the Rev. A. V. Hart. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery in charge of the Swanson funeral directors. Masonic services will be held at the cemetery and grandsons will be pallbearers.

 

[COLEMAN, LYDIA MARGARET “LYDA” LIVASY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, June 29, 1932, [p. 1]
Mrs. Lydia Coleman Dies; Funeral Will Be Friday Afternoon
Mrs. Lydia Coleman, who would have been 77 years old Saturday, died at 1 o’clock this morning at her home in Hopkins. She had been ill several weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial is to be in Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Ohio, July 7, 1855. She came to Nodaway County at the age of 4 and had been a resident ever since.

Surviving are twelve sons and daughters. They are: Mrs. Mayme Dowling, Mrs. Floyd Swaine, Ed. Oliver, Lewis and Walter Coleman, all of Hopkins; Mrs. Helen Salmon, Mrs. Bertha Morehouse, Mrs. Maude Swaney, Mrs. Harl Scrivner, Clay and Adolphus Coleman, all of Los Angeles, Calif., one sister, Mrs. James McGee of Peck, Idaho, and one brother, Scott Livasey of Omaha, Neb.

Mrs. Salmon and Mrs. Scrivener have been here for past month helping to care for their mother.

 

[DOWLING, RAYMOND LORENZO]
Daily Democrat Forum and Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 5, 1928, p. 4
Raymond L. Dowling Dies Late Yesterday  Funeral Services Will Be Held at Home at 1:30 p. m. Tomorrow; Burial at Hopkins
Raymond L.[orenzo]  Dowling, 6 miles west of Hopkins, died at 2:20 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy in March, 1927, and since that time had been confined to his home. He became critically ill Friday.

Mr. Dowling was born on November 28, 1878 at Sheldon, Ind. [Illinois], but had lived near Burlington Junction and Hopkins since he was two years old. From Indiana he moved with his parents first to Burlington Junction. In 1900 he moved to the community where he died.

Mr. Dowling was married to Miss Mayme Coleman of Hopkins, August 25, 1907. The wife and four children survive. The children are: Miss Marguerite Dowling, a teacher of the White Cloud school; Miss Mildred Dowling, a student at the State Teachers College and Virginia Rose and Donald Dowling of the home. Mr. Dowling is survived by a sister, Miss Bernice Dowling, Maryville; and a brother, Earl Dowling, of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow. Burial will be made in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[DOWLING, ROLFE R.]
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, May 28, 1969, p. 17
Rolfe Dowling Succumbs At 65
Rolfe R. Dowling, 65, Maryville, died Tuesday afternoon at a veteran’s hospital in Wadsworth, Kan., following a long illness.

He was born June 29, 1903, at Hopkins, and was the son of the late Earle A. and Lena Almeda Pence Dowling. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two brothers, Lorinzo [Lorenzo] D. Dowling, Rinard, Ia., and Eugene E. Dowling, Burlington Jct.; three sisters, Mrs. Bea Jones and Mrs. Frances Anderson, Maryville, and Mrs. Beverley Binneson, Independence.

The body is at the Atchison Funeral Home, Maryville, pending arrangements.

 

[DOWLING, ROLFE R.]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, June 2, 1969, p. 8
Military Rites Held For Rolfe Dowling
Military rites were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Atchison Funeral Home, Maryville, for Rolfe R. Dowling, Maryville, who died Tuesday.

The Rev. Howard Judah officiated and burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

John Liddle, accompanied by Mrs. Louis Watkins, organist, sang, “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Serving as pallbearers were Robert and James Anderson, Gary and Stephen Dowling, Gary Swaney and Harold Holaday.

Military rites were held at the graveside by James Edward Gray American Legion Post, Maryville, James Vawter served as commander; Henry Cockran, flag bearer; Tom Wetuski, color guard; Marion Still, John Davis and George Piveral, firing squad, and Kirby Neil, bugler.

 

[FINE, IRA EVERETT]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, February 27, 1962, [p. 1]

Ira Everett Fine Dies At Braddyville

Ira Everett Fine, 81, died unexpectedly at 10 p. m. Monday at his home at Braddyville, Ia., where he had been residing four years. Prior to that he had lived in the Hopkins community for many years.

Born Aug. 29, 1879, in Taylor Co., Ia., he was married to Frieda Freuck on Dec. 25, 1902. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 1955. Then on Sept. 8, 1957, he was married to Mrs. May McKee, who survives. He was a member of the Christian Church at Braddyville.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kenneth Fine, Sedalia, and Lloyd Fine, Ludlow; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Alexander and Mrs. Noble Florea, Hopkins, and Mrs. Fred Pistole, Kansas City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Bob Postal, Kansas City, and Mrs. Harlan Strong, Sioux City, Ia.; two step-sons, Harvey and Elbert McKee, Kansas City; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins, of which he was a former member. The Rev. Stephen Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[FOLAND, ROBERT ROY]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, October 29, 1978, p. 3

Robert Roy Foland

Services were conducted this afternoon at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, for Robert Roy Foland, 91, Sheridan, who died Wednesday at a convalescent center at Grant City. The Rev. Stanley McDougal officiated. Burial was in the Grant City Cemetery.

Born in Worth County, he had lived most of his life in the Sheridan area. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Oxford Christian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Ada Foland, of the home; one son, Arthur Foland, Cameron; a half brother, Paul Foland, Alliance, Neb.; a half sister, Mrs. Lena Logan, Parnell; seven grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

 

[FREEMAN, JOSEPH FRANCIS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, February 5, 1962, [p. 1]
Joseph F. Freeman Dies At Kansas City
Joseph F. [rancis] Freeman, 81, a retired carpenter, died today at Kansas City. He is a native of Pickering but has lived in Kansas City for the past 50 years.

Funeral rites will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Melody-McCilley-Eylar Funeral Home in Kansas City. Graveside rites will be held at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Hopkins Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Hayes, Hopkins, officiating.

Survivors are a grandson, Ray E. Freeman, Kansas City, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara Doran, Kansas City.

 

 [FREEMAN, JOSEPH FRANCIS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, February 8, 1962, p. 12
Services Held For Former Resident
Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Hopkins Cemetery for Joseph F. Freeman, 81, of Kansas City, who died Monday. The Rev. Eugene Hayes officiated.

A retired carpenter, Mr. Freeman was born at Pickering and had previously resided in the Hopkins community. He had been a resident of Kansas City the past 50 years.

He is survived by a grandson, Ray E. Freeman and a granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara Doran, both of Kansas City. His late wife was a cousin of Mrs. Everett Orme, Hopkins.

 

[GLINES, HENRY B.]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, March 21, 1936, [p. 1]
Henry B. Glines, Age 66, of Near Pickering, Dies
Henry B. Glines, 66 years of age, died at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home five miles northwest of Pickering. He had been in failing health for some time. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Funeral services ill be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Glines was born in Peoria, Ill., July 6, 1869, and when 9 years of age moved to Nebraska with his parents. The trip was made in a covered wagon. Soon after his marriage to Miss Luella Simpson at Platte Center, Neb., Feb. 27, 1890, he and his wife came to Missouri and settled on a farm near Clearmont. Later they moved to the farm northwest of Pickering where they lived the past thirty-four years. He was a member of the Good Hope church.

Mr. and Mrs. Glines celebrated their forty-sixth wedding anniversary February 27.

Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Sherman Scott of Elmo and Miss Edna Glines of the home; two sons, Harry Glines of Hopkins and Albert Glines of New Market, Ia.; two grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah McIntyre of Kansas City.

 

[GLINES, HENRY B.]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, March 23, 1936, [p. 1]
Glines Services Held
H. B. Glines of Near Pickering Died of Heart Attack Friday

Funeral services for Henry B. Glines, who died Friday afternoon from a heart attack at his home located five miles northwest of Pickering, were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins, conducted by Rev. A. R. Lamb. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery. The pallbearers were Loren Chambers, Art Yeager, Clarence Pope, Ray Proctor, Iker Latimer and Carl Burke.

Relatives from a distance who attended the services were Mr. Glines’ sister, Mrs. Sarah McIntyre of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glines of Chariton, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. George Simpson and family of Tarkio, Henry Simpson and son of Hamburg, Ia., and Mrs. Ida Shoemaker and family of Sidney, Ia.

 

[HALL, CURTIS EDWARD]
Democrat-Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, June 2, 1923, p. 4
Hopkins Man Takes Life in St. Joseph Curtis Hall Commits Suicide by Drinking Acid---Funeral at Hopkins Today
Curtis Hall, a young farmer living near Hopkins, committed suicide in St. Joseph Thursday night by drinking carbolic acid. Domestic trouble was given as the cause for the act. Hall called at the home of Dr. Frederick Ellseu, where his wife is employed, and after a conversation with her in the back yard, drank the poison. He was removed to the Noyes Hospital, where he died an hour and a half later.

The body of Hall arrived in Hopkins last night and funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the First Christian Church. Hall had been a resident in or near Hopkins nearly all of his life. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hall, his wife, Mrs. Etta Hall, two daughters, Ruby and Opal Hall, four brothers, Sidney and Ernest D. Hall, Kansas City, and Charles and Earl Hall, Hopkins; four sisters, Miss Vera Hall and Miss Helen Hall, Hopkins, and Mrs. Lawrence Miller and Mrs. Blanch Broyles, Kansas City.

 

 

 

[HELMS, ISAAC ALVERO “TEX”]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, November 24, 1981
HOPKINS - Isaac "Tex" Alvero Helms, 90, died Monday at a Kansas City hospital after a long illness.

Born April 6, 1891, in Garfield, Kan., he was a retired laborer. He was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church, and served in World War I.

He married Vella M. [arie] Humphreys Helms in 1973 in Hopkins.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; his son, Thomas A. Helms, Newhall, Calif.; his daughter, Mrs. Don Herzings, Kingsland, Texas; five step-children, Mrs. Glen Florea, Kansas City; Mrs. Milton Wray, Maryville, William Gill, Beaverton, Ore., Edwin Gill, Scio, Ore., and Robert Gill, Lawson; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopkins Christian Church. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

Arrangements   are   under [the direction of] Price Funeral Home.

 

[HELMS, ISAAC ALVERO “TEX”]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Wednesday, November 25, 1981
Isaac Helms - Isaac Alvero "Tex" Helms, 90, Hopkins, died Monday afternoon at a Kansas City veterans hospital.

He was a native of Garfield, Kan., and a retired laborer. Helms was an Army veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Vella Helms, of the home; a son, Thomas A. Helms, Newhall, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Don Herzings, Kingsland, Texas; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Glen Florea, Kansas City, and Mrs. Milton Wray, Maryville; three stepsons, William Gill, Beaverton, Ore., Edwin Gill, Scio, Ore., and Robert Gill, Lawson; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Christian Church, Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[HELMS, ISAAC ALVERO “TEX”]

Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, November 27, 1981

Services held for Isaac Alverno 'Tex' Helms

HOPKINS — Services for Isaac Alverno  [Alvero] "Tex" Helms were Wednesday at the Christian Church with the Rev. Dan King officiating. Mr. Helms, a Hopkins resident, died Monday at a Kansas City hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brand sang "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden." Margaret Florea was organist.

Pallbearers were Richard Florea, Gene Gieske, Randy Beydler, Cliff Coss, Jim Gill and Jerry Forney,

Flower girls were Barbara Gieske, Carolyn LeVine, Fran Florea, Terri Gill, Nancy Coss, Debbie Beydler and Teresa Forney. Roger Florea presented the flag.

Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[HELMS, VELLA MARIE HUMPHREYS GILL]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, September 16, 1985
Vella Helms - Vella Marie Helms, 83, Hopkins, died Friday (Sept. 13, 1985) in St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.

She was born Oct. 12, 1901, to Edgar   Humphreys   and   Annie (Jones) Humphreys, Elmo.

She was a member of Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins Order of Eastern Star and other community organizations.

She is survived by two daughters, Anna Marie Florea, Kansas City, and Lena Mae Wray, Maryville; three sons, William Gill, Beaverton, Ore., Robert Gill, Lawson, and Edwin Gill, Scio, Ore.; a brother, Glen Humphreys, Maryville; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is set for 7 to 8 p.m. today (Sept. 16, 1985) at Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

Services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 17, 1985) at Hopkins Christian Church. The Rev. Tom Lawing will officiate.

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.     

 

[HELMS, VELLA MARIE HUMPHREYS GILL]
Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, September 18, 1985
Helms services held
Funeral services for Vella Marie Helms, 83, Hopkins, who died Friday (Sept. 13,1985) in Maryville, were 11a. m. Tuesday  (Sept. 17, 1985) at Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins. Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Organist was Bill Brand, and soloists were Richard and Lois Brand.

Pallbearers were Randy Beydler, Cliff Coss, Richard Florea, Gene Gieseke, Joel LeVine  and  Jerry Forney.

The Rev. Tom Lawing officiated at services.

Price Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of services.

 

[HOLMES, DONALD RUSSELL]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune, Friday, September 7, 1928, [p. 1]
Year Old Son of Harry Holmes Dies
Donald Russell Holmes, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holmes, died yesterday morning at six o’clock at the home of his parents near Hopkins.

Besides his parents, the child has two brothers, James Harold and Lowell LaVerne.

The funeral will be at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Christian Church in Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

An aunt of the boy, Mrs. John Hoy, is expected to arrive tonight from Cheyenne, Wyo.

 

[HOLMES, LOWELL LAVERNE “SMOKEY”]

Clarinda Herald Journal, March 8, 1990

Lowell L. (Smokey) Holmes

Lowell Holmes, 67, Clarinda, died at his home Monday afternoon

Lowell was born August 10, 1922, at Hopkins, Mo. Parents were Harry and Clara (Huls) Holmes. He was married to Thelma Lee (Jackie) Barrington on October 14, 1945. He had worked as a jeweler for more than 10 years, and owned and operated the Holmes Jewelry Store in Clarinda since 1975 until his retirement. He served in the U. S. Marines from 1942-1945. He was a member of the Red Oak Masonic Lodge #162, and a member of the American Legion and VFW in Clarinda.

Survivors include his wife Jackie of the home and three sons, Gary L. Holmes Clarinda, Phillip E. Holmes, Omaha, Dinnis M. Holmes, Clarinda; two daughters, Patricia L. Holmes, Denver, Co., Mrs. Jim (Clara Marie) Bender, Denver, Co. There are 9 grand-children and one great-grand-child; brother, Darrell R. Holmes, Clarinda. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James H. Holmes and Donald R. Holmes.

Services were held this Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Rev. John Clark officiating. Burial in the Hopkins Cemetery at Hopkins.

Memorials may be directed to the Page County Cancer Society or the Page County Conservation.

 

[HOLMES, THELMA LEE “JACKIE” BARRINGTON]

Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, October 19, 1994

Thelma Lee (Jackie) Holmes - Jackie Holmes, 67, of Clarinda, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994, at the Community Care Center in Clarinda after a year's illness.

She was born April 9, 1927, in Bloomburg, Tx. Her parents were Carl Preston and Anne Jackson Barrington. She was married to Lowell L. (Smokey) Holmes on Oct. 14, 1945.

 Together they owned and operated a jewelry store in Clarinda.

Survivors include three sons: Gary L. Holmes of Clarinda, Phillip E. Holmes of Denver, Co.; and Dinnis M. Holmes of Clarinda; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia L.) Warren of Phoenix, Az. and Mrs. James (Clara Marie) Bender of Denver, Co. There are 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers are Carl Barrington Jr. of Texarkana, Tx. and John L. Barrington of Atlanta, Tx.; two sisters are Mrs. Joe (Hazel Modene) Terry of Ashdown, Ar., and Shirley Ann Nickelson of Ontario, Ca.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 15, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, with burial in the Hopkins Cemetery at Hopkins, Mo.

Memorials may be directed to Community Hospice of Iowa, the First Christian Church or the Page County Cancer Society.

 

[JEFFERS, ELGEE VERN]
Greene Recorder (Greene, Iowa), Wednesday, December 13, 1967, p. 10
Vern Jeffers Died
Vern Jeffers, 81, of Hopkins, Missouri, passed away Sunday evening. Funeral and burial services were held Wednesday. Survivors include his wife, who is blind. She is a cousin of Mrs. Eber Shepard, Mrs. Ben DePuew, Mrs. Katie Roberts and Lilah Keller of Clarksville.

 

[JONES, FRANCES LINDSAY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, May 4, 1931, [p. 1]
Rites For Mrs. Harry Jones Held in Hopkins
Burial for Mrs. Harry Jones, formerly of Hopkins, who died Saturday morning at her home in St. Joseph, was made this afternoon at Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. Jones was 42 years old. During her residence in Hopkins she owned and managed a variety store. She moved from there fifteen years ago.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Miss Audrey Frances Jones, and her father, John Lindsey [Lindsay] of St. Joseph. A brother, whose address is not known, also survives.

Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o’clock at the home in St. Joseph.

 

[KEATS, EDNA CLEOLA FLOREA INGRAM SAFLEY]
Hopkins Journal, Wednesday, February 12, 1992
Edna Cleola Safley Keats - Edna Cleola Safley Keats, 87, passed away Monday, February 10 at the Village Care Center where she had resided the past three years.

The daughter of Alvin Denver Florea and Adel Davis Florea was born March 2, 1904 in Hopkins. She graduated from Hopkins High School and Northwest Missouri State Teacher's college where she graduated with a teaching certificate. In 1926 she married Virgil Ingram who died in 1928. In 1934 she married Mervin Gilbert Safley. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1973. On June 5,1976 she was united in marriage to Galen Keats in Hopkins. She has lived in Hopkins area all her life.

Mrs. Keats was a member of Hopkins Christian Church, Women's Christian Fellowship, the Hopkins Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Prairie Flower Club of Hopkins.

In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by three brothers, Brice Florea, Virgil Florea and Glen Florea and one sister, Blanche Salen. She is survived by husband, Galen; one son, Harland and his wife, Darlene (1051 North 17th St. Blair, Nebraska 68008); one sister Mildred Havens, Kansas City Missouri; one brother Donald Florea, Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Wednesday, February 12 at the Hopkins Christian Church. Burial was in the Gaynor Cemetery, Parnell. Memorials may be given to the Hopkins Christian Church. Services were conducted by the Hopkins Order of Eastern of Star at the Price Funeral Chapel Tuesday in Maryville.

 

[KEATS, GALEN KENNETH]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, January 22, 1993
Galen Keats
Galen Keats, 81, Hopkins, died Thursday, January 21,1993 at Village Health Care Center, Maryville.

Born Nov. 7, 1911 in Hopkins to John and Carrie Adliza Coomcr Keats, he was a retired farmer and custodian for Northwest Missouri State University.  

He married his first wife, Louise Vaughn on Feb. 23, 1946 in Troy, she preceded him in death. He then married Edna Cleola Florea Safley on June 5, 1976 in Hopkins.

Mr. Keats served in the United States Army during World War II serving in Italy and North Africa from 1942 to 1945.

He was a 1929 graduate of Hopkins High School.

Mr. Keats was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church.

He was also preceded in death by his second wife; one daughter; one brother and one sister.

Survivors include one son, Galen Keats, Stewartsville; one brother, Charles Keats, Hopkins; one stepson, L. D. Vaughn, Ward, Ark.; two step-granddaughters; two step-great-grand-children and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is currently underway at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopkins Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Imel officiating.

Mr. Keats' body will lie-in-state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Burial will be at Hopkins Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins Christian Church.

Services are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[KEATS, GALEN KENNETH]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, January 25, 1993
Galen Keats
Services for Galen Keats, 81, Hopkins, were held Saturday, January 23,1993 at the Hopkins Christian Church, with the Rev. Mark Imel officiating.

Mr. Keats died Jan. 21 in Maryville.

Pallbearers were Glenn Bix, Eldon Hart, Howard Brown, Marvin Kempf, Richard Brand and Vernon Wilson.

Ellen Brand served as organist with Richard and Lois Brand as vocalists.

Burial was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services were under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[KEATS, MARY LOUISE LOWRANCE VAUGHN]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, Jul. 15, 1969, p. 2

Sheridan Woman Killed By Cow

Mrs. Mary Louise Keats, 54, Sheridan was dead on arrival early today at a hospital in Mt. Ayr, Ia., where she was being taken after being found by her husband, Galen Keats, at their farm home where she had been attacked by a cow late Monday evening.  Death was attributed to severe chest injuries.

She was born Apr. 22, 1915, near Graham, and was the daughter of Mrs. Daisy Nowland Lowrance and the late James Lowrance.  She was married Feb. 23, 1946, at Troy, Kan. to Galen Keats. She had resided the past 23 years around Sheridan, and was a member of the UHC Club, Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, Hopkins.  The Rev. Delbert Biehle and the Rev. Fred Paxton will officiate.  Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Besides her husband of the home, and her mother, she is survived by two sons, Eugene Keats, of the Home, and DeWayne Vaughn, Albion, Ia; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Mitchell, Quitman, and Mrs. Charles Beasley, St. Joseph, and two brothers, Clyde Lowrance, Skidmore, and Wayne Lowrance, St. Joseph.

The body is at Swanson's Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[KEATS, SHIRLEY ANN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, August 24, 1948, [p. 1]
Keats Rites Wednesday
Graveside services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Hopkins cemetery for the stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Galen Keats of Hopkins. The baby was born at the St. Francis hospital at 1:30 o’clock this morning. The Rev. J. Vernon wheeler of Hopkins will conduct the service.

Besides its parents the infant is survived by a half-brother, Duayne Vaughn and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Daisy Lowrance, Maryville.

 

[KEENER, PHYLLIS ANN WOLVERTON]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 29, 1992
Phyllis Keener
Phyllis Ann Keener, 52, Youngstown, Ariz., died Wednesday, December 23, 1992 at Boswell Hospital, Sun City, Ariz.

Born Jan. 19, 1940 in Cass County, Iowa to Howard L. and Coral Cowen Wolverton, she was an insurance claims adjuster for JC Penny Company.  

She married George W. Keener on Jan. 19, 1990 in Glendale, Ariz.

Mrs. Keener was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two brothers, Hal Wolverton and Ralph Wolverton, both of Omaha, Neb. and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swanson-Price Chapel, Hopkins.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swanson-Price Chapel, Hopkins, with the Rev. Joyce Nicholas officiating.

Burial will be at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services are under the direction of Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[KEENER, PHYLLIS ANN WOLVERTON]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, January 4, 1993
Phyllis Keener
Services for Phyllis Ann Keener, 52, Youngtown, Ariz., were held Wednesday, December 30, 1992 at Swanson-Price Funeral Chapel, Hopkins, with the Rev. Joyce E. Nicholas officiating.

Mrs. Keener died Dec. 23 in Sun City, Ariz. 

Pallbearers were W.A. "Rube" Turner, Jeff Bram, Don Morehouse, Richard Dowden, Max Morehouse and Erville Allison.

Ellen Brand served as organist with Deena Knorr as vocalist.

Burial was at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Services were under the direction of Swanson-Price Chapel Funeral Home, Hopkins

 

[KING, ROSA M. GARDNER]
Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, April 3, 1924, [p. 1]
Mrs. James A. King Dies Very Suddenly
Mrs. James A. King died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at her home north of Hopkins. She was recovering from the measles and was thought to be getting along nicely, feeling better than usual Tuesday, when an attack of the heart caused her sudden demise. She was about 50 years of age and leaves the husband and two adopted children—Dale and Ruth King. The family has resided in the vicinity some thirteen years and the unexpected death was not only a great shock to the family but to the many friends of the deceased who was a prominent worker in the Baptist church and all the activities of this denomination.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Hopkins at 2 o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon, conducted by Rev. Watts, a former pastor, after which interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery. A. L. Stithem, funeral director, of Bedford, had charge of burial.

 

[KING, ROSA M. GARDNER]
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, April 3, 1924, [p. 1]
Mrs. James King Dead
The community was shocked last Tuesday morning to hear of the death of Mrs. James King, 51 years of age, of Polk Township. Mr. and Mrs. King had both been very sick with measles, but were supposed to be nearly well when Mrs. King suddenly became worse and lived only a few hours. She was an estimable lady, loved and respected by all who knew her. Besides her husband, she leaves two grown, adopted children to whom she has been an excellent mother, and a host of friends by whom she will be greatly missed. Her funeral was held this afternoon at the Baptist church in Hopkins where she had been an active member, and interment was in the Burch Cemetery near Clearmont, Mo.
[Note:  She is buried in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri, not the Burch Cemetery as stated in the death notice.]

 

[LAGER, HELEN BONNETTI MITCHELL]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, December 26, 1991
Helen Lager -  Helen Bonnetti Lager, 66, Bedford, Iowa, died Tuesday, Dec. 24,1991 at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.

Born Nov. 27, 1925 in Worth County to James Lewis and Frances Frazey Mitchell, she was a homemaker.

On April 7, 1947 she married Vitus Valentine Lager in Conception.

Mrs. Lager was a 1943 graduate of Parnell High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Lager, Bedford, Iowa and Dwight Lager, Des Moines, Iowa; one daughter, Carol Orstad, Stanton, Iowa; one sister, Susie Wilkinson, Elmo and two grandsons.

Visitation will be held today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at Price Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sandy Davis officiating.

Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[LAGER, HELEN BONNETTI MITCHELL]
Bedford Times-Press, Wednesday, January 1, 1992

Funeral services for Helen Bonnetti Lager were held December 26, 1991 at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with Rev. Sandy Davis officiating. Burial was at Nodaway Memorial   Gardens. Mrs. Lager died at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Mo.

Helen Bonnetti Lager was born November 27, 1925 in Worth County, Mo. to James Lewis Mitchell and Frances Frazey.

She was a graduate of Parnell High School with the class of 1943. She married Vitus Valentine Lager April 7, 1947 at Conception, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vitus Lager, two brothers, Dwight Mitchell and Jimmie Mitchell and one sister, Frona Mitchell.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Lager, Bedford, and Dwight Lager, Des Moines, daughter, Carol Orstad, Stanton, two grandsons, Kurt and Kyle Lager, sister Susie Wilkinson, Elmo, Mo.

 

[LAGER, VITUS VALENTINE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, March 22, 1977, p. 3

Vitus Valentine Lager

Vitus Valentine Lager, 56-year-old Bedford, Iowa, farmer, formerly of Nodaway County, died suddenly at 7:30 a. m. Monday at his home.

Born Sept. 24, 1920, at Clyde, the son of the late Joseph F. and Mary Stoll Lager, he was married April 7, 1947, at Conception Abbey to Helen Mitchell, who survives. A resident of the Bedford area since 1960, he was a veteran of the Army during World War II and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carol Orstad, Stanton, Iowa; two sons, Kenneth and Dwight Lager of the home; five brothers, Harry Lager, Guilford; Sylvester Lager, St. Joseph; Joe Lager, London, Ohio; and Leonard and Bernard Lager, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Juhl, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Sylvester (Mildred) Arendziak, Chicago, Ill.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home, with the Rev. Franklin Lackamp to officiate. Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the wake service to follow at 8 p. m.

 

[LEWIS, IVA MAE BROWNING]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), February 19, 1992
Iva Mae Lewis
Iva Mae Lewis, 89, passed away February 12, 1992 at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Quitman, October 15, 1902, the daughter of Willis Riley Browning and Rebecca Sue Boyer Browning. As a lifetime resident of the Hopkins area she was a homemaker and a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church.  

On September 21,1924 she became the bride of Oliver Lewis in Hopkins. He preceded her in death in 1954. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Raymond Lewis and Paul Lewis and two sisters, Bessie Parent and Loreen Bell.

Survivors include three sons, Murrin Lewis (Hopkins) Carl Lewis (Maryville) and Ron Lewis (Pickering); one step-son, James B. Lewis (St. Louis); one daughter, Joyce Noblet (Moore, Oklahoma); one sister, Murrell Kysar (Branson), twenty grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at the Swanson Price Chapel with Rev. Kent Mercer officiating. Mrs. Lewis' remains were cremated, burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Wray-Memorial United Methodist Church.

 

[LOUDEN, EVA MAY RAINS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, November 25, 1952, p. 7
Mrs. Eva Louden Services Held Today at Graveside
Graveside services for Mrs. Eva May Louden, age 81, former resident of the Hopkins community, who died Nov. 19 at her home in Las Animas, Colo., were conducted at 11 a. m. today at the Hopkins cemetery by the Rev. J. Norman Lewis, Hopkins. The body arrived at the Swanson funeral home Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held in a Las Animas funeral home Saturday. Mrs. Louden was born in Clarksville, Ia. Her husband, William Louden, died in Hopkins in 1922 and since that time she had lived in Colorado. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vern (Lottie) Jeffers, Hopkins, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Igou, Cedar Rapids, Ia.

 

[MILLER, ROSE MITCHELL]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, April 1, 1969, [p. 1]
Mrs. Rose Miller Succumbs At 93
Mrs. Rose Mitchell Miller, 93, Parnell, died Monday at a hospital in Albany, after a long illness. She was a member of the Parnell United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Parnell United Methodist Church. The Rev. Loren Wolfe will officiate and burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Goff, Grant City; a sister, Mrs. Roy Foland, Sheridan, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The body is at the Andrews Funeral Home, Grant City.

 

[MITCHELL, ALICE MARY ADAMS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, November 11, 1939, [p. 1]
Mrs. Alice Mitchell of Parnell Dies at St. Joe
Mrs. Alice Mary Mitchell, 56 years of age, wife of Bryant Mitchell of Parnell, died at 1:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon in a St. Joseph hospital. She had been in the hospital only a few days, suffering of gallstones.

The Mitchell home is located east of Parnell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Christian church in Sheridan. Burial will be at Sheridan.

Mrs. Mitchell had lived all of her life near Parnell.

Surviving are the husband; two sons, William E. and Bryant D. Mitchell, both of Parnell; three daughters, Mrs. Ira King and Mrs. Lee Griffey of Parnell and Mrs. Irvin Trenary of Lincoln, Neb.; three brothers, Samuel Adams, Kansas City, Mo., Steel Adams, Des Moines and Ballard Adams, Parnell, and one sister, Mrs. Maudie Chaney, Norwood, Mo.

 

 [MITCHELL, BRYANT]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, April 30, 1956, p. 2
Bryant Mitchell Rites To Be Held Tomorrow
Bryant Mitchell, 81, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Griffey, near Maryville, following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Griffey the last nine years.

Mr. Mitchell was born Aug. 11, 1874 in Taylor County, Ia. He moved to Worth County with his parents when a child. He was married to Miss Alice Mary Adams, Mar. 18, 1906. She preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1939. He was a member of the Oxford church.

Survivors include two sons, William Edward Mitchell, Maryville, and Bryant Dwayne Mitchell, Lincoln, Neb.; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy M. Trenary, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Gretchen M. King, Parnell, and Mrs. Griffey, Maryville; a brother, Walter Mitchell, Parnell; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Miller, Mrs. Kate Young and Mrs. Ada Foland, all of Parnell, and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow at the Prugh-Dunfee chapel at Sheridan. The Rev. L. B. Day, Maryville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sheridan cemetery.

 

[MITCHELL, BRYANT DWANE]
Maryville Daily Forum, May 30, 1990
Bryant Mitchell
Bryant Dwane Mitchell, 71, Lincoln, Neb., died Monday, May 21, at a hospital in Lincoln. Born April 11, 1919, at Parnell to Bryant and Alice Adams Mitchell, Mr. Mitchell was a farmer and operated the Instant Shade Tree Moving Service. He grew up in the Parnell area, married Juanita Danner on Aug. 30, 1941, and moved to Lincoln in 1945.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Frank and Keith, of Lincoln, and their wives, Kerri and Holly, a brother, William Mitchell of Maryville; two sisters, Maxine King and Lucy Griffey, Parnell; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held Friday, May 25, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Lincoln with interment at Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.

 

 [MITCHELL, JAMES LEWIS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, September 19, 1950, [p. 1]
J. L. Mitchell Dies   Parnell Farmer Dies Monday in Stanberry; Final Rites Wednesday
James Lewis Mitchell, 66-year-old farmer of Parnell, died Monday evening in the Monroe Nursing home in Stanberry where he had been a patient six days. He had been in poor health for some time.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Parnell by the Rev. L. B. Day of Maryville. Burial will be in the Sheridan cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell was born March 3, 1884, in Iowa the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Susanna Wilkison, Parnell, and Mrs. Helen Lager, Wilcox; a son, James Mitchell of the home; two brothers, Walter Mitchell, Parnell, and Bryant Mitchell, Maryville, and three sisters, Mrs. Ada Foland, Mrs. Rose Miller and Mrs. Kate Young, Parnell.

The body will be taken this afternoon from the Prugh-Dunfee funeral home in Grant City to the family home.

 

[MITCHELL, MARY JANE HAYS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, February 17, 1938, [p. 1]
Mrs. Mary J. Mitchell, of Near Parnell, Dies
Mrs. Mary Jane Mitchell, 83 years of age, widow of William Mitchell, died at 12:30 o’clock this morning at the home of her son, James Mitchell, east of Parnell. Mrs. Mitchell had lived near Parnell for forty-five years.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been made.

Mrs. Mitchell, formerly Mary Jane Hayes [Hays], was born January 3, 1855, in Taylor County, Ia., She and Mr. Mitchell were married in 1875. He died twenty-three years ago.

Surviving Mrs. Mitchell are three sons, James, Bryant and Walter Mitchell, all of near Parnell; three daughters, Mrs. J. I. Miller and Mrs. Roy Foland of near Parnell, and Mrs. Floyd Young, Twin Falls, Idaho; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Forbes, Avon Park, Fla., and Mrs. Nora Dunlavey and Mrs. Andy Kimery [Kemery], Bedford, Ia.; and a brother, William Hayes, Lenox, Ia.

 

[MITCHELL, VERTA MIRIAM BALL]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, January 8, 1968, p. 8
Mrs. Verta Mitchell Succumbs At Hospital
Mrs. Verta M. Mitchell, 77, Parnell, died at 9 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital where she had been a patient seven days.

She was born Jan. 13, 1890, at Hopkins, the daughter of the late Sinecy and Chloe Churchill Ball. On Apr. 6, 1913, she was married at Hopkins, to Walter Mitchell, who preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1956. She was a member of the Sheridan Christian Church.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Vilas Hibbs and Mrs. Martin Bainum, Sheridan, and Mrs. Phillip Wake, St. Joseph; one son, Edwin Mitchell, Parnell; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jefferies, Bedford, Ia., and Mrs. Cecil Downing, Spokane, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Christian Church. Burial will be in the Sheridan Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[MITCHELL, WALTER VALENTINE]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 11, 1956, p. 2
Funeral Rites Monday For Walter Mitchell
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Sheridan Christian Church for Walter Mitchell, who died Friday evening at his home north of Parnell. The Rev. L. B. Day officiated and burial was in the Sheridan cemetery.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Verda Mitchell; a son Edwin Mitchell; and three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Hibbs, Mrs. Clorene Bainum and Mrs. Ellene Wake; nine grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. James J. Miller, Mrs. Roy Foland and Mrs. L. L. Young, Parnell.

 

[MITCHELL, WALTER VALENTINE]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, December 18, 1956, p. 6
PARNELL
Among those from a distance attending the funeral services for Walter Mitchell were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wuster, Clearfield, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kemmery [Kemery], Roy Kemmery [Kemery], Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jefferies and Mrs. Rena Pratt, Bedford, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Dwane Mitchell and sons, Frank and Keith, Lincoln, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell and daughters, Carolyn and Martha, Mrs. Marvin King and Mr. and Mrs. Vitus Lager, Maryville; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Goff, King city; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Keever, Maryville; Mr. and Mrs. Haley and family, Nodaway, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foland, Cameron.

 

[MUTTI, OSCAR LOUIS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, November 7, 1978
Oscar Louis Mutti - Oscar Louis Mutti, 92, retired banker, Hopkins, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday at the St. Francis Hospital, where he had been a patient nine days.

Born Aug. 25, 1886, at California, Mo., the son of the late John and Elizabeth Beutler Mutti, he had lived at Hopkins since 1907. On Dec. 14,1912, he was married to Zora Pistole, who survives.

He was formerly associated with the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Hopkins and was an appraiser for the Federal Land Bank and Union Central Insurance Co. He also had been associated in the hardware business with his brother, Albert Mutti.

A former mayor of Hopkins, he attended Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, and was graduated from the Gem City Business College, Quincy, Ill. He was a member of Hopkins First Christian Church, of which he was an elder emeritus; Xenia Masonic Lodge, Hopkins, and a member five years of the Triangle Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Bedford, Iowa.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Weir, Hopkins; two grand¬sons, James W. Weir, Brookfield, and John R. Weir, St. Joseph, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hopkins Christian Church. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Loren Works will officiate, with the Rev. Joyce Young assisting. The Xenia Lodge also will conduct a service. The body is at the Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins. A memorial in his name has been established at the Hopkins First Christian Church.

 

[MUTTI, OSCAR LOUIS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, November 10, 1978,
Oscar Mutti's Funeral held Thursday at Hopkins
Funeral services for Oscar L. Mutti, Hopkins, who died Monday, were held Thursday afternoon at the. Hopkins First Christian Church. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Loren Works, assisted by the Rev. Joyce Young, had charge of the service.

The congregation, accompanied by Mrs. Jack Dunkin, organist, sang "Lead on O King Eternal."

A Masonic service was held at the church by members of Xenia Lodge, with Carl Cummings in charge.

Serving as pallbearers were W.A. Turner, Robert Ramsey, Bill Rybolt, Erville Allison, Landon Wallace and Orville Blair. Board members of the church were honorary pallbearers.

Ushers were Carl Roush and Donnis Davis.

 

MUTTI, ZORA PISTOLE]

Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, September 22, 1990

Zora Mutt – Zora Pistole Mutti, Kansas City North, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Kansas City North.

Born Sept. 6, 1892 in Pickering, Mrs. Mutti lived most of her life in Hopkins, moving to Kansas City North 11 years ago to live in the home of her grandson, James Weir.

She was married to O. [scar] L. Mutti who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Mutti was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church, CWEF, Charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star #401 and DSC, Chapter K of the PEO Sisterhood and the Art Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Andrews, Gladstone; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Hopkins Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Imel, Rev. Joyce Nichols and Rev. Fritz Mutti officiating.

The family suggests memorial be made to the Hopkins Christian Church memorial fund.

 

[OSBORNE, MARY BERNICE JARED]
Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Mary Bernice Osborne
Mary Osborne, formerly of Clarinda and Shambaugh, IA, died Wednesday, June 22, 2000. Memorial service to be held Saturday, July 1st, at Shambaugh Methodist Church.

Ms. Osborne was born December 14,1922 at Myrna [Merna], NE, the daughter of Clyde and Rema Jared.

She received her LPN license in 1960 and served as psychiatric nurse at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. Married to Jerome "Ozzie" Osborne in 1961, they founded Osborne Upholstery in 1968 in Clarinda, moving the business to Shambaugh in 1975. She retired in 1980.

Ms. Osborne was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shambaugh, and an active participant there until her move to Wichita, KS in 1997.

She is survived by her son George Knapple of Wichita, daughter Rosemary Gilbert of Oak Grove, MO; sister - Maxine Gustafson of Tacoma, WA, grandchildren Lydia Akers of Quincy, IL, Mari Courtney Knapple of Kansas City, MO, Jared Knapple of Wichita, KS, grandson Marshall Behrmann of Wichita, Joshua Behrmann of Oak Grove, MO, and Lindsey Knapple of Wichita, KS.

A memorial has been established at the Shambaugh Methodist Church.   

 

[PFEIFFER, ELSIE MYRTLE CHAMBERS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, January 20, 1972, p. 10
Mrs. Elsie Pfeiffer – Mrs. Elsie Myrtle Pfeiffer, 77, Pickering, died at 3 a. m. today at the St. Francis Hospital, where she had been a patient since Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Pfeiffer was born Oct. 28, 1894 at Pickering, the daughter of the late Milton and Mary Gray Chambers. On may 23, 1918, she was married at Maryville, to Guy M. Pfeiffer, who died July 9, 1959. Mrs. Pfeiffer was a member of the Pickering Christian Church.

She is survived by a son, Glen Pfeiffer, Pickering; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Weber, Pickering; one brother, Robert Chambers, Avondale, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Donald Albright and Mrs. Frank Riley, Hopkins, and Mrs. Bert Pfeiffer, Avondale, Ariz., and two grandchildren.

Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Price Funeral Home. The Rev. Norman J. Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[PFEIFFER, GUY MATTHEW]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, July 10, 1959, p. 2
Guy Pfeiffer Dies After Long Illness
Guy M. Pfeiffer, 64, Pickering trucker, died at 8:20 p. m. Thursday at the St. Francis Hospital here after a long illness. He had been in the hospital four weeks.

Mr. Pfeiffer was born Jan. 9, 1895 in Kansas, the son of the late Joseph Pfeiffer and Charity Moberly Pfeiffer. He was married May 23, 1918, to Elsie Chambers, who survives. He was a member of the Pickering Christian Church.

Surviving besides his widow, of the home, are a daughter, Mrs. Donald Weber, Pickering; two grandchildren, Donna Sue and Gary Joe Weber; a brother, Bert Pfeiffer, Avondale, Ariz., and a sister, Mrs. Esther Tebow, Alameda, Calif.

The body is at the Price Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday. The Rev. Delbert Dick will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[PISTOLE, ALICE EUPHEMIA CLARK]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, March 29, 1941, [p. 1]
Mrs. Alice Pistole Dies; Burial to Be in Hopkins
Mrs. Alice Pistole, 64 years old, died in a hospital at Seattle, Wash., yesterday morning. She had lived in Hopkins for twenty years and left for Washington in 1936.

She is survived by three sons, Fred Pistole, Kansas City, Howard and Billy Pistole, Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Swearinger, King City, and Mrs. Oscar Ellis, Amity; one brother, Robert Jay, St. Joseph, and two grandchildren, Richard Pistole of Kansas City and David Pistole of Settle. Her husband preceded her in death.

Mrs. Pistole was a member of the Hopkins Eastern Star chapter and Christian church.

The body will be brought to Hopkins for burial.

 

[PISTOLE, ALICE EUPHEMIA CLARK]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, March 31, 1941, [p. 1]
Pistole Rites Tuesday   Services to Be Held at Hopkins Christian Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Pistole, who died Friday in Seattle, Wash., will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in the Christian church at Hopkins, conducted by the Rev. Ben B Gillespie of Valley Falls, Kas. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Pistole’s youngest son, Billy, of Seattle, will accompany the body to Hopkins. Mrs. Pistole was the widow of the late Walter Pistole.

 

[PISTOLE, HULDAH A. CHAMBERLAIN]
Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, July 18, 1916, p. 5
HOPKINS
Mrs. Stephen S. Pistole died Sunday morning of last week at the home of her son, Bert Pistole, at Artesia, New Mexico. The remains were brought to Hopkins and the funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. McNamee, and assisted by the other pastors of the town. Interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[PISTOLE, MARGARET MATILDA GARTEN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, September 3, 1935, [p. 1]
Mrs. J. C. Pistole, County Pioneer, Dies at Home in Hopkins
Mrs. Margaret Matilda Pistole, who would have been 81 years old October 22, and one of the pioneer women of Nodaway County, died at 5:40 o’clock yesterday afternoon at her home in Hopkins. She had been ill since August 24.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence in Hopkins. Rev. Willard M. Wickizer, pastor of the First Christian church of Maryville, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Ray Dick of the Hopkins Baptist church and Rev. H. R. Osborn of the Hopkins Methodist church. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the residence from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. Wednesday.

Mrs. Pistole had resided in Nodaway County since the close of the Civil War, settling in this county in 1865. Mrs. Pistole helped cook the meals for the railroad men when they were at work building the Burlington road through Hopkins.

Margaret Garten was born at Washington, Ind., October 22, 1854, and came to this county eleven years later. She was married to James C. Pistole, Hopkins bank president, large landowner and former assessor of Nodaway County. The marriage took place at Pickering, November 1, 1874, the ceremony being read by Squire William McGlothlin. The wedding trip was made in a new spring wagon drawn by a span of mules. The Pistoles lived on a farm until September 13, 1894, when they moved into Hopkins. Mr. Pistole died April 15, 1929. Mr. and Mrs. Pistole observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1924, the celebration being attended by 176 relatives and friends.

Surviving are two sons, Walter T. [homas] Pistole, Hopkins; Joseph C. Pistole, Santa Ana, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Will Alexander, Hopkins; Mrs. O. [scar] L. Mutti, who made her home with her mother; Mrs. Ora Ferguson, Sumner, Wash.; a brother, M. C. Garten, Newton, Kans.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Ben Bosch, Orrsburg; Mrs. Luther Pistole, Pickering; Mrs. J. R. Heryford, Fairview, Kans.; and thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Pistole was a member of the Hopkins Christian church.

 

[PISTOLE, STEPHEN COLEMAN]

Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, March 2, 1915, p. 6
HOPKINS
A telegram from Artesia, N. M., last Tuesday, conveyed the news that Stephen Pistole, who was there visiting his son Bert, had died very suddenly. The remains were brought to Hopkins and the funeral held Friday from the Methodist Episcopal church.

 

[PISTOLE, STEPHEN COLEMAN]

Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, March 23, 1915, p. 8
HOPKINS
W. [illiam] B. [urton] Pistole, who had been here for several days on account of the death of his father, Stephen Pistole, returned to his home at Artesia, N. M., last week, accompanied by his mother, who is in very poor health and who will make her home with him.

 

[PISTOLE, WALTER THOMAS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, November 21, 1938, [p. 1]

Walter Pistole, Former Banker at Hopkins, Dies

Word was received today at Hopkins of the death this morning of Walter Pistole, former well known resident of the Hopkins vicinity. Mr. Pistole had been in ill health for many months.

The body is being returned to Hopkins for Burial and will arrive in this county late this week. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.

Mr. Pistole was born east of Pickering in this county on June 16, 1878, and moved to Hopkins about 44 years ago. After moving to Hopkins he was employed in the former Farmers and Merchants bank for a number of years. About two years ago he and his family moved to Seattle, Wash.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Pistole is survived by three sons, Fred Pistole of Kansas City; Howard and Billy Pistole of Seattle; by three sisters, Mrs. O. L. Mutti and Mrs. William Alexander, both of Hopkins, and Mrs. Lee Ferguson of Sumner, Wash., and by one brother, Joe Pistole, of Santa Ana, Calif.

 

[PISTOLE, WALTER THOMAS]

Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, November 28, 1938, p. 5

Hopkins News

Mrs. Alice Pistole and Howard Pistole of Seattle, Wash., accompanied the body of Walter Pistole here for burial Saturday.

 

[POAGE, EDITH CATHERINE MOTHERSHEAD]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, March 5, 1976, p. 4
Mrs. Edith Poage - Mrs. Edith Poage, 92, former Hopkins resident, died at 2: 55 a. m. Thursday at a McMinnville, Ore. Hospital. She had been residing in a nursing home there.

She was born March 16, 1883, at Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Mothershead. She was married to Robert Poage, who died Oct. 27, 1963.

Survivors include a son, Boyd Poage, McMinnville; four daughters, Mrs. Ocie Hindman, Bedford; Mrs. Lola Vanderhoff, Amity, Ore., and Mrs. Opal Howard and Mrs. Viola Hantze, McMinnville; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Hopkins Cemetery. The Rev. Carl Hoff will officiate. The body will arrive Saturday evening at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

 [POAGE, ROBERT ROSS]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 28, 1963, p. 2
Robert Ross Page Dies After Long Illness
Robert Ross Poage, 84, Hopkins, died at 8:05 p. m. Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient two days. He suffered a long illness.

The son of the late William and Mary Ferguson Poage, he was born Sept. 20, 1879, at Roanoke, Va. The family moved to Indiana when he was 16 and four years later they came to Hopkins where Mr. Poage had resided the past 65 years. He had resided in Hopkins 45 years. Mr. Poage was a farmer and also was in the trucking business many years. He was married Feb. 6, 1906, at Bedford, Ia., to Edith Mothershed [Mothershead], who survives.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Hindman, Bedford, Ia.; Mrs. Roy Howard, Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Donald Hantze and Mrs. Jerry Nigh, McMinnville, Ore.; one son, Boyd Poage, McMinnville, Ore.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Swanson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Samples officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[PROCTOR, EVERETT RAY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, April 13, 1963, [p. 1]
Aged Man Shoots Self, Later Dies
An 85-year-old Pickering man died at 8:55 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound about an hour earlier.

Ray Proctor, who apparently had been despondent recently over his wife’s illness, was found about 8 a. m. in the bathroom of his home 10 miles northwest of Maryville by a practical nurse who had been caring for him.

Dr. B. F. Byland, county coroner, reported Proctor was still alive when he arrived at the home. He was rushed to the hospital by Price Ambulance.

Dr. Byland said the wound was inflicted in the roof of the mouth by a .22 caliber rifle.

Proctor’s wife is a patient at St. Francis Hospital.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

[PROCTOR, EVERETT RAY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, April 15, 1963, p. 2
Ray Proctor Rites To Be Held Tuesday
Services for Everett Ray Proctor, 85, Pickering, who died from self inflicted bullet wounds Saturday morning will be held Tuesday afternoon in Hopkins.

He was born Mar. 30, 1878 in Linn County, Ia, the son of the late David L. and Mary Ann Hayzlett Proctor. He was married in 1901 at Bedford, Ia., to Pearl Miller, who survives.

Mr. Porter was a farmer and had lived in the Pickering and Hopkins vicinity all of his life and had lived at the present farm home 43 years. He was a member of the Pickering Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, who is a patient at St. Francis Hospital, three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gorman, Afton, Ia., Mrs. Leslie Sowers, Oxnard, Cal., and Mrs. Elsie Sowers, Murdock, Kas.; four brothers, Cecil Proctor and Earl Proctor, both of Loveland, Colo., Theodore Proctor, Sierra Madre, Cal., and Hobart Proctor, Denver, Colo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Wray Memorial Church, Hopkins conducted by the Rev. Dwight Kessler, pastor of the Pickering Methodist Church, and the Rev. James Holt, pastor of the Hopkins Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[PROCTOR, MARY EDNA]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, June 15, 1956, p. 2
Miss Mary Proctor Of Hopkins Dies Today
Miss Mary Edna Proctor, 74, Hopkins, died at 1:05 a. m. today at St. Francis hospital, following a long illness. Miss Proctor had been a patient at the hospital for 18 days. Prior to that time, she had been at Pleasant View Rest Home since last July. She had lived in Hopkins 30 years.

Miss Proctor was born Dec. 7, 1881, in Lynn County, Ia.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Sowers, Murdock, Kas.; Mrs. Lucille Sowers, Oxnard, Calif., and Mrs. Bessie Gorman, Afton, Ia.; five brothers, Ray Proctor, Pickering; Earl and Cecil Proctor, Loveland, Colo.; Hobart Proctor, Denver, Colo., and Ted Proctor, Sierra Madre, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. The Rev. H. R. Tate will be in charge of the service. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[PROCTOR, PEARL HANNAH MILLER]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, March 22, 1971, p. 8
Mrs. Pearl Proctor Dies At Hospital
Mrs. Pearl Hannah Proctor, 88, a lifetime resident of the Pickering and Hopkins communities, died at 4:55 a. m. Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, where she had been a patient one day. Mrs. Proctor had resided the past year at Parkdale Convalescent Manor, Maryville.

She was born May 19, 1892, near Hopkins, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen Lytle Miller. She was married Oct. 23, 1901, at Bedford, Ia., to Ray Proctor, who died Apr. 13, 1963. She was a member of the Pickering United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one nephew, Billy Joe Miller, Shenandoah, Ia., and other cousins and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Fred B. Paxton officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[SARGENT, JOHN FRANK]
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, May 8, 1941, p. 7
HOPKINS
Former Resident Dies  Dr. Frank Sargent Succumbs After Long Illness

Dr. Frank Sargent died in a hospital in Oklahoma City Sunday morning after an illness of many months.

Dr. Sargent was born in Hopkins and would have been 48 years old Sunday, May 12. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. D. A. Sargent, and was a graduate of the Hopkins high school. Also of a college at Fulton, Mo., and of the University at Columbia, Mo. His medical degree was from Norman, Okla.

He was located in New Market, Iowa, one year but his medical practice had been in Kansas and Oklahoma mostly.

He is survived by his wife and four daughters of Oklahoma City; his mother and one brother Lawrence of Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Brown of Tarkio, Mo., and Mrs. V. E. Seewald [Sewald] of Burlington, Kans. Burial will be in Hopkins.

 

[SARGENT, LAWRENCE DANA]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, January 12, 1960, p. 5
Hopkins News
Graveside services were held Monday at the Hopkins Cemetery for Lawrence Sargent, a former resident of Hopkins. He left Hopkins in the early 40s to live with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Tarkio, and later lived in Arizona and California with them.

 

[SARGENT, MARY DONLIN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, January 13, 1945, [p. 1]
Sargent Rites Will Be Held at Hopkins Monday
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home at Hopkins for Mrs. Mary Sargent, 84 years old, of Hopkins, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Brown of Tarkio. The Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. The Hopkins chapter, O. E. S. will have charge of the services at the cemetery.

Mrs. Sargent, who was born in Tiskilwa, Ill. had been ill at the home of her daughter about three weeks. She had resided in the Hopkins community a number of years. Her husband, the late Dr. D. [ana] A. [mos] Sargent, who was a practicing physician in the Hopkins community a number of years, died December 17, 1940. Mrs. Sargent was a member of the Methodist church of Hopkins and a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Hopkins.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edna Sewald, Burlington, Kas. and one son, Lawrence Sargent, Hopkins. A son, Dr. Frank Sargent, died a few years ago.

 

[SHEARER, LAURA BELLE FINE]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, May 28, 1931, [p. 1]
Mrs. J. D. Shearer of Hopkins Dies After a Prolonged Illness
Mrs. J. [acob] D. Shearer, age 62, died last night at her home in Hopkins following a prolonged illness. She was born at Bedford, Ia., and moved to the Hopkins community forty-two years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church. The pastor, Rev. J. Howard Thompson, will officiate. Burial will be at the Shearer cemetery, near Hopkins.

Surviving is the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Roy King of Hopkins, a son, H. C. Shearer of Monrovia, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Waldroff of Hopkins; Mrs. R. E. Bradley of Bedford, Ia.; Mrs. Roy Caventer, of College Springs, Ia.; three brothers, Perry and Delbert Fine, of Hopkins, and Roy Fine of Raymond, S. D. She also leaves two grandchildren.

 

[SPURGIN, IVA GRAY]
Maryville Daily Forum, Thursday, September 24, 1964, p. 2
Mrs. Iva Spurgin, Lifelong Resident Dies
Mrs. Iva Spurgin, 87, Pickering, died at 11 p. m. Wednesday at the Nodaway Nursing Home, following a long illness. She had lived her lifetime in or near Pickering.

Mrs. Spurgin, who was a member of the Pickering Christian Church, was born Feb. 11, 1877 to William F. Gray and Sarah Tracy at Pickering. She was married Oct. 18, 1899, to Richard Spurgin. Mr. Spurgin died Aug. 14, 1933.

She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Leo Stevens, Barnard; Mrs. Lawrence Masters, Maryville, and Mrs. Blanche Shores, Quitman.

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Pickering Christian Church with the rev. Delbert Dick officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 p. m. Saturday until the time of service at the church.

The body is at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[SPURGIN, RICHARD TIFFIN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, August 15, 1933, p. 5
Spurgin Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Richard Spurgin, age 56, a farmer living northwest of Pickering who died yesterday morning, will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Christian church in Pickering. Rev. Charles Hagee, pastor of the Christian church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

 

 [SWAIM, LANETA COLEMAN]
Maryville Daily Forum, Friday, September 17, 1965, [p. 1]
Mrs. Laneta Swaim, 74, Hopkins Resident, Dies
Mrs. Laneta Swaim, 74, Hopkins, died Thursday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital following a several months’ illness.

She was the daughter o the late Mr. and Mrs. Robison Coleman, born March 19, 1891, near Pickering. She was married March 9, 1916 to Floyd Swaim in Maryville. He preceded his wife in death Nov. 3, 1958.

Survivors include one son, Joe Swaim, Grant City; one daughter, Mrs. Dean Risser, Diagonal, Ia.; one brother, Walter Coleman, Hopkins, four sisters, Mrs. Mayme Dowling, Napa, Cal., and Mrs. Chloe Scrivner, Mrs. Bertha Church and Mrs. Helen Salmon, all of Los Angeles, Cal.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Gerald Sappington officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[TATMAN, RALPH GREENLEE “SAMMIE”]
Democrat-Forum and Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1925, p. 4
Sammie Tatman Was Killed in Accident While Hunting Squirrels Automatic Shotgun Accidentally Discharged---Body to Hopkins Tonight
Ralph (Sammie) Tatman of Kansas City, 27 years old, a former resident of Hopkins, was killed while hunting squirrels five miles west of Tonganoxie, Kan., yesterday by the accidental discharge of an automatic shotgun. Tatman was assembling the gun when it was discharged, the charge taking effect in the left side of the neck. He died almost instantly. Tatman was hunting with A. E. Orr of Kansas City. Both were taxicab drivers.

The body will be brought to Hopkins for burial, arriving there tonight. He leaves his widow.

 

[THOMPSON, VERNE WASHINGTON]
Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, March 18, 1997
Verne Thompson
Verne W. [ashington] Thompson, 84, New Market, Iowa, formerly of the Hopkins area, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Born Jan. 29, 1913, in Hopkins, to John Riley and Addie Strong Thompson, he was a retired mill worker.

He married Beulah Fern Ulmer, April 14, 1941, in Savannah, Mo.

Mr. Thompson left [the] Hopkins area in April 1958, moving to Malvern, Iowa. He was a member of the Hopkins Methodist Church, Hopkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kent Thompson; and three sisters, Della Haacks, Beatrice Vest and Ruth Glover.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah, of New Market; two sons, John William "Bill" Thompson of New Market, and Vernon Eugene Thompson of Overton, Neb.; one sister, Jane Tate of Toledo, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, at Swanson-Price Funeral Home. Hopkins, Mo.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Swanson-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Hopkins, with the Rev. David Kaster officiating.

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[TURNER, MARY EFFIE PROCTOR]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, March 10, 1941, p. 2
Mrs. R. A. Turner Dies, Funeral to Be Tuesday
Mrs. R. [obert] A. [llen] Turner, age 62, a resident of Hopkins for the last twenty-one years, died at 10 o’clock Saturday [night?]  at her home in Hopkins following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Hopkins Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Turner was a member. The body will lie in state there from 1 until 2 o’clock before the funeral. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Turner, born at Ravenwood on October 2, 1878 [1877], was Miss Mary Effie Proctor before her marriage. She and Mr. Turner moved to Hopkins from Stanberry and for a number of years resided on a farm a mile south of Hopkins. The last ten years she had resided in that town.

She leaves besides her husband, three sons, Galen, Edward and Donald Turner, all of Hopkins; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Lett, Excelsior Springs, and Mrs. Frederick Mutti, Hopkins; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fred Abernathy, Lenox, Ia., and a brother, Charles G. Proctor, Seattle, Wash. A daughter, Miss Mary Louise Turner, died last September of injuries received in an automobile accident.

 

[TURNER, ROBERT ALLEN]
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 18, 1952, p. 2
Hopkins
R. A. Turner Dies
R. [obert] A. [llen] Turner died at his home in Hopkins Saturday. He had been seriously ill since August 31, but had shown much improvement within a few days previous to his death.

Mr. Turner was born in Indiana, but much of his life was spent in Missouri. He came from Stanberry to a farm, one mile south of Hopkins in 1920. He was 77 years of age. His entire life was spent in farming until a few years ago he retired and moved into Hopkins.

Funeral services were held Monday (Sept. 15) 2:30 p. m. at the Wray Memorial Methodist church with the pastor, Arthur Gray in charge and Rev. A. V. Hart, pastor of the Christian church assisting.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Galen A. and Edward of Hopkins and Don of Bedford; two daughters, Ms. Raymond Lett, Oskaloosa, Iowa and Mrs. A. F. Mutti, Jr., Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Loomis, Granby, Mo. and Miss May Turner, Rochester, Minn.; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[WHALEY, SUSAN JANE]
Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 17, 1955, p.  4
Gaynor
Mr. and Mrs. Hardie Shelman received word Monday afternoon of the death of their granddaughter, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Whaley, Hopkins. Besides the parents and grandparents, she is survived by three sisters, Louise, Marilyn and Virginia Whaley, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora Whaley. Services were held Tuesday afternoon.

 

[YOUNG, KATE MITCHELL]

Maryville Daily Forum, Wednesday, January 15, 1958, p. 8

Hold Funeral Rites For Mrs. Kate Young

The funeral services for Mrs. Kate Young were held Monday afternoon at the Parnell Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Markland officiated and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Parnell.

Mrs. Young died early Saturday morning at her home in Parnell after a long illness. She was 80.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Young, Phoenix, Ariz. and Lewis Young, Parnell; two sisters, Mrs. James I. Miller and Mrs. Roy Foland, both of Parnell.

 

 [YOUNG, LEWIS]

Maryville Daily Forum, August 6, 1959, p. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Foland and Mrs. James I. Miller accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Goff, Grant City, to Wadsworth, Kas., Thursday. They attended funeral services for Mrs. Foland’s and Mrs. Miller’s nephew, Lewis Young, who died suddenly at the hospital there. He was a World War Ii veteran and served three and one-half years overseas. He lived in Parnell and Sheridan the past year and had been ill nine months. Burial was in Wadsworth Military Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Walter Mitchell and son, Edwin, attended the funeral of Lewis Young in Wadsworth, Kas., Thursday.